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Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations        
Birmingham Public Library             
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            
personal cell (205)572-1359
E-mail: rlwilliams@bham.lib.al.us
 
Birmingham Public Library genealogy workshop schedule for January 2018 released

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- With 2018 underway, the Birmingham Public Library’s Southern History Department is making a few changes to dates of its popular genealogy workshops, but also added a few new classes. 

The Introduction to Genealogy classes will be moving to Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings.  The Beyond the Basics of Genealogy workshops will now be held on Sunday afternoons.  The first new class of the year will be Your Tax Dollars at Work: Government Websites for Genealogy. 

Below is a listing of upcoming
workshops Southern History Department will be hosting. Workshops are free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, contact the Southern History Department of the Birmingham Public Library at 205-226-3665 or askgenlocal@bham.lib.al.us.
Saturday, Jan. 13, 10-11 a.m., Southern History Department, 1st floor, Linn-Henley building, 2100 Park Place.
Introduction to Genealogy- Want to learn how to do genealogical research? Come to this introductory class that will help get you started on your genealogical journey. 

Monday, Jan. 22, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Computer Lab, 4th floor, Linn-Henley building
Your Tax Dollars at Work: Using Government Websites for Genealogy Research-Many government agencies offer resources for genealogical research.  Learn how to look beyond census records and find genealogical information in some truly surprising places. You can search for service records and land grants, view web tutorials, and much more using free websites from the state and federal government.  To register, please call 205-226-3680. 

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 3-4 p.m., Southern History Department, 1st floor, Linn-Henley building
Introduction to Genealogy- Want to learn how to do genealogical research? Come to this introductory class that will help get you started on your genealogical journey. 

Beyond the Basics of Genealogy workshop schedule for 2018
Feb. 25 at 2:30 p.m. - The Beyond Kin Project: Making the Slave Connection-
Project cofounders Donna Cox Baker and Frazine K. Taylor will teach a software method and research techniques for handling the unique complexities of plantation genealogy. Descendants of both slaveholders and enslaved persons will learn how to find and account for the under-documented and often nameless plantation members using common genealogy tools.

March 25 at 2:30 p.m. - Nosing Around in Newspapers 
Newspapers can be a genealogist’s best friend with the wealth of information found within its pages, but also a frustrating source. Learn how to locate the newspapers you need and how to efficiently search them to discover everything from an obituary to a scandalous news story involving your ancestor.    

April 15 at 2:30 p.m. - Understanding DNA Ethnicity Test Results 
Discover how DNA testing companies determine ethnicity percentages and what these estimates mean in terms of your genealogy.
May 20  at 2:30 p.m. -“Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier”: Military Records in Family History Research- 
Did one of your ancestors go to war? Explore the major repositories and databases for military records and discover how they can contribute vital information for your family history research.

Beyond the Basics of Genealogy workshops are free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, contact the Southern History Department of the Birmingham Public Library at 205-226-3665 or askgenlocal@bham.lib.al.us.

For more information about BPL’s Southern History Department, go to http://www.bplonline.org/locations/central/southern/ or like its Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/SouthernHistoryBPL

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